Saturday, December 31, 2011

mini me..

You look exactly like willsy and i hate to admit but a lot like daddy! You are the greatest gift of 2011. Can't wait to see you grow!
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Friday, December 23, 2011 off code!

I don't know about you but I am so excited for Christmas this because my little, well not so little Will is totally into this year! He talks about Santa and his magic, his reindeer and of course puppy paws.

On a number of occassions he has told me that Santa is going to come to our house and leave presents and set up his special james(his Christmas train).

I was so excited when I got the opportunity by to get a picture of Santa in our house, in our living room, by our tree!

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Monday, December 19, 2011

The Catch Up . . .

My First Baby...

You are currently the biggest social butterfly in school, so says your teachers. Not sure if this will be a good thing or bad thing down the line. For now, I am happy because I was a very shy kid. So, I am glad you are showing signs of being very outgoing.

You are such a sponge and remember everything I say to you! Your newest repeats that you say are..."Mom, you are freaking me out." Not the best one. My favorite though is, "Mom, can you do me a favor?" Hilarious!

You are obsessed with watching Cars now, and you often will role play with your "cars" toys each scene that goes on. You even do that with the Thomas the train shows you watch. I am just so amazed within the last two months how much you have grown up. You definitely are not a baby anymore.

Last week on the way home from school, I asked how your day was and what you had for snack and you told me, "Cupcakes." Oh. Who did you have cupcakes for Will? "For Baby Jesus mom! And we sang happy birthday to him but he was crying." I tell you, he had me in hysterics! I was laughing at how casual our conversation was. I finally have a little person to talk to and keep me company when Daddy is at work.

I also wanted to pose a question to moms out there...What does Santa do at your house? What kind of magic does he leave behind for your children to be amazed by? I am kinda stumped.

My Second Baby...

A routine is starting to come into light and I am so thankful for it. These past two months have flown by and have kind of blended together.

You smile, usually right after you are content from a feeding. Usually for Daddy. But, you do give them to mommy. You mostly like to talk to mommy.

Just this week you started sleeping 7 hour stretches at night. Knock on wood. Keeping my fingers crossed that this stays. It definitely helps me function throughout the day.

You love to be held. You enjoy tummy time and are quite strong.

Your nickname is squirmy because you love to kick and move your arms like crazy. I now know why I was kicked in the ribs so much! I think you will be moving a lot quicker, i.e. crawling, walking, talking. To me you seemed so advanced, but I am your mommy and think you are the best!

As your first Christmas approaches I am trying to convince your brother to go and sit on Santa's lap but he doesn't seem that into it. He's a bit scared of the man in red, so we shall see.

To both my boys....I can't imagine not having you in my life. I can't wait tell you are older so you can play together. To share memories that brothers will often create together. I love you both...More than air.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Almost 2 months . . .

It's hard to believe that you are almost 2 months old! Time certainly has gone a lot quicker this time around. Some days blend together from lack of sleep, but I get to see your first smiles. Which have been happening a lot lately.

I thought I would write what you have been up to, so one day when you look back on this, you will know all your firsts.

*You can roll from your stomach to your back, in fact you did it at 5 weeks! Totally impressive!

*You love to be rocked in the rocking chair. Willsy was much different and liked to dance in my arms.

*You love to lay on Daddy or Mommy's chest when we rock, so you are nice and close to us.

*You are not a big fan of your carseat unless we are moving in the car or on a walk.

*You have acid reflux, which Willsy had too. We tried the homeopathic route first but that didn't work. So, you are now on zantac.

*You love your Daddy so much, in face your smile most for him!

*You love taking baths, then snuggling in mommy's blanket. When I go to sleep at night, I smell you on it. I totally heart this.

*You are pretty strong. If we hold you up you lock your legs and stand pretty sturdy. When you are on your tummy, you can come up on your forearms. But, only for a short time.

*You usually fall asleep for the night around 8:30 or 9:00 and lately have been going for a 5-6 hour stretch. Some nights are better than others. But, I know we are on our way to sleeping through the night soon.

*Mommy is the one that is up with you feeding. I want to have this down so that if your Daddy tells you it was him, we will have proof. You and Mommy go on Facebook and read blogs while up at 2am!

I can't imagine my life without you little Eli. You definitely complete are family and I can't wait to watch you grow.

Love you more than air...Mommy

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Fishing With Daddy . . .

Recently we have had mild enough weather that Lew decided to take Will out near the Bay for some fishing. Although, Will did more digging in the sand by the looks of my foyer when they came home! They didn't catch anything but they got to have some good quality time together!

One great thing about being a mom to boys is, I will get to have a quiet peaceful mommy day when they are out doing "manly" things with Daddy!

Will just informed me after looking at this picture that there were no fishies in the water that day. That he wants to go back and catch one. Such a cutie!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Mommy Loves . . .

I love that you know who I am.

That you stop crying when I take you in my arms.

That when you eat, you stare at me like there is nothing more beautiful.

That you love rocking to sleep in my arms, whether it's to Lady Gaga or classical music, together we rock.

I love that you follow me around the room with your eyes, wondering where I am going.

I love that you love me.

And I love you sweet baby boy, more than air.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

My Delayed Twin . . .

Can you tell my litte dudes apart?

My boys are so similar it is scary! Long limbed, blue eyes, light brown hair, chubby little cheeks. I couldn't ask for more! Can't wait to hear who you think is who!